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A young man, Yari Inusa, has died while competing with another suitor for a lady’s hand in marriage in Durmin Biri village, Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State.

According to Punch, Police sources said the man died following injuries he sustained on the head when he engaged in a Fulani traditional game of Sharo with another man, Ahmed Saidu, to determine who would marry the lady.

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Sharo game requires two male suitors flogging each other for a woman’s hand in marriage, whoever wins will marry the girl.

Inusa had reportedly flogged Saidu without any incident, but reverse was the case when it was the turn of Saidu to flog Inusa.

Saidu allegedly hit Inusa on the head, instead of hitting him on the back as the rules of the game demands.

Inusa was said to have fainted after he was hit on the head and died eventually.

The Katsina State Police Command spokesman, DSP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident.

He said, “Inusa’s father, Mallam, reported the incident to the police, leading to the arrest of Saidu.”

He said Inusa’s corpse had been released to the family and buried according to Islamic rites.

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